The Yogi DR™ is a Los Angeles, CA based company developed and founded by CEO and President David Romero (DR). The Yogi DR™ is a multi-faceted company focusing not only on yoga, but creating a portal for patients, clients, and practitioners to reach sought after industry leading medical professionals. The Yogi DR™ believes in establishing and maintaining a wholly balanced life – rooted in strength, balance, and awareness.
David has enjoyed an active lifestyle filled with sports starting at a young age. He began running competitively at the age of five. David ran Division I Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field in college. Additionally, he has competed in triathlons and enjoys surfing, volleyball, and rock climbing. Throughout his lifelong pursuit of performance based competition, David experienced what is common among many athletes – chronic pain. From his own experience with pain management, David discovered the healing and restorative power of yoga. Ultimately, David’s goal is to help others transform their lives and lifestyles through the practice of yoga.
David graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He was a Program Manager and Acquisition Officer on several Space Launch and Satellite Programs for the US Air Force from 2003 until 2008. In 2008, David resigned his commission as a Captain to pursue a career in medicine and medical device sales. David began working for St. Jude Medical, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical device company, assisting physicians with the implantation of neuromodulation devices. The devices’ primary purpose was to help reduce and control chronic pain. David discovered his passion for patient care and their support, helping them regain a better quality of life. In 2012, David’s personal friend and mentor, Dr. Alexander P. Hersel, asked David to join his team at his medical clinics and ambulatory surgery centers. David played an instrumental role in situating Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center (PMIR) in the market as one of the premier Pain Management practices in Ventura and Los Angeles County. Additionally, he was successful in facilitiating mutually beneficial relationshoips between newly partnered physicians and the surgery centers.
After working with PMIR and VMM for nearly two years, David felt an even stronger calling to pursue his passion – to develop a company focused on the health and wellness of patients and clients through the practice of yoga. Over the last six years, David has worked with Los Angeles’ most talented Pain Management Physicians, Physiatrists, Neurosurgeons, and Orthopedic Surgeons. David understands that patients and clients need a balanced regimen of physical exercise, stretching, breathing, nutritional intake, and meditation to create a higher level of awareness and well-being.
Multiple studies have shown yoga decreases blood pressure, increases oxygen uptake, improves digestion, detoxifies the body, decreases stress, and lowers overall risk of injury. The Mayo Clinic has written a number of papers and articles that assert the positive affects of yoga. In addition to the immediate physiological benefits of yoga, practitioners often notice secondary benefits and improved lifestyle as the effects build upon each other. For example, decreased stress and increased oxygen intake will contribute to better, deeper sleep which will in turn improve performance at work, in the yoga studio, and in life.
Grounded in their own years of practice, self-discipline, ever-expanding awareness, and constant personal development, David and his team of certified, registered yoga instructors are prepared to guide you through personalized tailored yoga sessions focused on you and your body’s needs.
“It is with much gratitude and love that I thank my loved ones, mentors, friends, family, employees, and patients – you have significantly contributed to the self-realization and discovery of my higher path throughout this lifetime and for that, I am eternally grateful. Namaste.” – DR